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  • asombra: No, it wasn’t just the government; that was just the obvious tip of the iceberg. It most certainly wasn’t just Fidel...

  • asombra: “Gabo” wasn’t ethically impaired. He was ethically null. He looks like a real schmuck in the photo with Fidel....

  • asombra: By the way, this reminds me that I recently ran across an autobiography of Carlos Santana. It’s over 500 pages, which...

  • asombra: In that movie still, Benicio looks like a nasty poodle. In real life, he looks like what he is: a moronic cretin (and if...

  • asombra: Londoño looks odd. His face is vaguely creepy, like that of a cult member. Actually, Ana Belén Montes also looked odd, albeit in...

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Soledad O’Brien puts words in Christine O’Donnell’s mouth, then invokes her mother’s Cubanness to justify it.

In this interview, Christine O'Donnell comments on the Romney campaign's communications strategy and its criticisms of what she calls Obama's philosophy of "collectivism." Soledad O'Brien, whose mother was born in Cuba, pounces: "Collectivism is another word for communism." From there, O'Brien rides the premise that O'Donnell is referring to "communism" through the end of the […]

The BBC on selling cars in Cuba

I know the Babalu crowd doesn't need anybody explaining how and why this story is ridiculous. Still, I personally always find it interesting to observe the way the press approaches "reform" in Cuba. Here's the report from the BBC's Michael Voss. If you're curious to read my thoughts on the story and what it says […]

For those of you who were on the edges of your seats…

The verdict is finally in. The CDR does, in fact, back Fidel Castro. The most revealing (i.e. hilariously expected) excerpts from Periódico 26: Cuban Community Organizations Back Fidel's Battle for World Peace By Hernan Bosch Las Tunas, Cuba, Sept 25, (P26/acn).– The members of the major Cuban community organization known as Committees for the Defense […]